The lone grand champion shrugged off injury concerns and was unbeatable in the second half of the 15-day meet.
If healthy, the lone yokozuna will be the man to beat, but Mitakeumi and Wakatakakage seek to challenge.
The Fukushima native becomes the first new sekiwake in 86 years to claim the championship.
New ozeki Mitakeumi keeps pace along with sekiwake Wakatakakage and rank-and-filer Kotonowaka.
~~ Three newly promoted wrestlers will be in the spotlight as they seek to challenge lone yokozuna Terunofuji for the title at the Spring Grand Sumo...
With his third career title, the sekiwake will be considered for promotion to ozeki.
The Dewanoumi stable wrestler has a one-win lead over Terunofuji at the midway point.
The No. 3 maegashira knocks the lone grand champion out of the lead with a huge upset.
The Mongolian-born grappler was pushed to the brink by upset-minded Daieisho.
But as history has shown, unexpected challengers can emerge at any time, especially with several outstanding wrestlers coming up the ranks.
The lone yokozuna won his second straight tournament at the sport's highest rank.
The Mongolian grand champion won his second straight title at the sport's highest rank.